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Gates of Dawn, Vilnius

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The sole surviving example of the five gates that once ringed and protected Vilnius, Gates of Dawn represents the site of a Renaissance chapel and one of the main entrances to the historical city center. Originally built during the first two decades of the 16th century, the gates from outside the defensive city walls appear as an imposing and solidly built tower. On the reverse side, however, the gate frames an ornate church straddling the tunnel. Peer through the windows to catch a glimpse of the chapel within. Climb up to the chapel via the door located next to the gate to view an intimate prayer room complete with a gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, meant to bless visitors and travelers alike. Take note that Mary is depicted alone, rather than holding Jesus. Using our custom trip planner, Vilnius attractions like Gates of Dawn can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Space place.. everyone who comes to town takes place under this icon, a pair without even thinking that is purified and blagoslavlen!
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  • In the main street, is worth seeing it from below and upload to contemplate the altarpiece with the Virgin Maria. Was visited by Pope Juan Pablo II, we have said, and prayed the Rosary with the Lithuanians.
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  • The gate to the old city wall. In the chapel of the miraculous image of the mother of God of Ostraya Brama. In the days of Catholic holidays, dozens of people come here. I am not a Christian, but it doesn't hurt to feel a special atmosphere
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  • Beautiful gates with really exciting historical value. You can see lots of hearts and writings on them, also some people visit this place to ask for true love or to have children. There is shop in which you can get icons, crosses and souvenirs
  • The chapel is small but very impressive. The church was also nice and can easily be missed. The building is a bit of a maze!
  • On the top of gate, will see something detail inside. See more fancy when pass through the gate, restaurants, churchs and landmarks. It's really cold, 4 degree, now.
  • Very beautiful historic place to visit. Especially for Christians.
  • A very popular place in Vilnius you have to visit. From outside you can see a beautiful room inside the Gates of Dawn.